2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin

2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

The fourteenth President of the United States is honored on a coin due to be released in Spring 2010 from the US Mint. Known as the 2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Coin, it is the first Presidential Coin of the year, and the fourteenth for the series as a whole.

Franklin Pierce was elected as a dark horse candidate and would become the youngest man to serve as President up to that time. Normally an extremely likable individual, Pierce witnessed the gruesome death of his son just two months before assuming office and his positions and policies seemed to be affected.

Consequently, his Democratic Party abandoned him at re-election time, and Pierce only served one term.

Pierce Presidential $1 Coin Design

2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Proof Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2010 Franklin Pierce Presidential $1 Proof Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: The portrait featured on the obverse of the coin was designed by Susan Gamble. The obverse also includes the inscriptions "FRANKLIN PIERCE," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "14TH PRESIDENT" and "1853-1857."

Reverse design: Don Everhart designed the image of the Statue of Liberty that is featured on the reverse of all Presidential coins along with the inscriptions "$1" and "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: Philadelphia, Denver & San Francisco
Face Value: $1
Date: 2010
Condition: Circulated, Uncirculated & Proof
Composition: 77% Copper, 12% Zinc, 7% Manganese, 4% Nickel
Standard Weight: 8.1 g
Standard Diameter: 26.5 mm
Edge: Edge-Incused Lettering
Authorizing Law: Public Law 109-145
Obverse Design: Susan Gamble
Reverse Design: Don Everhart

Product Availability

Circulation Issue Date: Spring 2010
Release Price: $1 for circulation quality
Mintage Limits: based on demand
Order Limits: Unlimited
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
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